The Vale Rusutsu has been awarded the World's Best New Ski Hotel 2021 in the 9th edition of the prestigious World Ski Awards on 17 January 2022.
From December 2020, Fenix Furano will open its doors for the first time, firmly establishing an iconic ski in/ski out landmark at the base of the Kitanomine slopes.
Designed by the architecture studio SAAD, Fenix Furano embraces Japanese aesthetics and luxury with interior designs curated by the location and alpine living in mind. This luxury hotel condominium complex is brought to you by Zekkei—the developer behind Intuition Niseko—in partnership with Niseko Alpine Developments (NISADE).
Fenix Furano’s unique location, directly opposite the Kitanomine gondola, features 33 self-contained apartments, ranging from hotel-style suites to 3-bedroom apartments, and luxury penthouses. Opening its doors on 1 December, the property will be the only ski in/ski out condominium in Furano. Guests will benefit from an in-house ski shop, run by popular Niseko-based Rhythm, an in-house restaurant, and high-class amenities. The location draws on the ski village atmosphere and is only 5 minutes from the larger Furano town, offering shopping, Japanese dining, and sought-after franchise restaurants, including a McDonalds.
Located in central Hokkaido, Furano is a popular destination for both domestic and international travelers during summer. Visitors enjoy exploring the region and popular attractions, such as, the colourful lavender fields, the spectacular Blue Lake, wine and cheese factories, artisanal coffee shops, while surrounded by spectacular Tokachidake and Daisetsu mountain views.
Two hours from New Chitose Airport or Sapporo by train, private car, or bus and one hour from Asahikawa Airport, Furano is easily accessible from Hokkaido’s two largest cities. The location is an adventurer’s haven with countless outdoor activities! In winter, popular activities include skiing and backcountry touring. In summer, visitors enjoy sightseeing, hiking, rafting, and camping. Furano has many natural onsen, which visitors are able to enjoy year-round.
Furano is a natural four-season resort with cherry blossoms in spring, colorful flower fields in summer and autumn, and world class powder in winter.
Furano Ski Resort, which is operated by Prince Snow Resorts, has 23 trails across the two main ski areas—Furano and Kitanomine. Access is a quick and easy, with high-speed, modern lifts. A ropeway to the summit provides access to advanced slopes and plenty of backcountry terrain. The resort caters to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, with beginner slopes and teaching terrain for those learning for the first time, right through to steep and deep, ungroomed trails for the experts. In recent years, the resort has incorporated a gate system, similar to Niseko for safe entry points to the backcountry terrain. Night skiing is available until 8pm and a 5 – 7-day lift pass permits 1-day access to Kamui Ski Links or Tomamu Ski Resort, just an hour away.
Central Hokkaido is the ultimate destination for powder hounds and off-piste experts, with easy access to the extraordinary “Hokkaido Powder Belt” of local ski areas—Asahidake, Kurodake, Tomamu, and Kamui. Guiding is recommended to explore the best areas.
Fenix Furano introduces the first truly world-class ski in/ski out apartments in the Kitanomine. The condominium-hotel is a unique offering in the Furano market, delivering award-winning design to a renowned Hokkaido destination.
NISADE—a Hokkaido-based multi-award-winning developer and hotel operator, famed for reshaping the face of Hirafu when it opened The Vale Niseko in 2009—is proud to introduce four resorts in 2020: Furano, Kiroro, Niseko and Rusutsu. Multi-resort stays are available to experience the best Hokkaido has to offer.
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Check out the operating schedules at three Hokkaido Ski Resorts you must visit.
The brand new The Vale Rusutsu and Fenix Furano have has just been named as finalists for the World’s Best New Ski Hotel 2021.